|IF YOU WANT TO BE A REGISTERED PETSITTER, you must be reliable, trustworthy and experienced at caring for pets. Petsitting is very rewarding; it provides the fun of caring for dogs, cats and other pets including small animals and birds etc, the social reward of meeting new people, and the benefit of being paid. It is a wonderful way of living: all parties are happy, most of all the Pets! You can earn £50 - £400 + per week depending upon which services you offer. You might like to take a dog or other pets in to board or you might prefer to “sit” in clients homes, or maybe offer a daily dog walking service, cat visiting service or small animal care; or maybe a combination of all these and other “non petsitting” services such as grooming or training. The choice is yours, but in any event you are not obliged to take on any assignments if you do not want to. Some members only “sit” on occasional weekends, whilst others make it a full time occupation with many regular clients. Please note however that whilst you will be paid, and rightly so, the Association is concerned primarily for the welfare of animals. Financial reward is secondary. Please see our Terms and Conditions and Code of Practice which are vital to the high standing and professionalism of members.
If you are ALREADY offering a Petsitting service you should apply. (Please see note below regarding Insurance*).
Many professional petsitters join, particularly for our insurance which is so important, for a listing on the Register, and for the prestige and credibility gained from membership of a National Association. We have hundreds of professional members, both as individuals and also companies/agencies.
You will notice that you need to be experienced in the care of pets and that references are required.
You will also notice that Insurance is mandatory and is included with NARP membership.
*If you already have your own Petsitters Insurance you are welcome to apply for NARP Membership in the normal way but we will DEDUCT whatever sum you paid to your Insurers (up to a limit of £100) from our Membership fee so you won’t lose out. We will need to see a copy of your Insurance Certificate and your receipt. You will continue to be covered by your own insurance, provided it satisfies the minimum NARP requirements, and then, come renewal time you can decide either to continue with your current insurers or take out ours.
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